Mariah Lin is from Los Angeles, California and is currently a freshman at Wellesley College. She is a National Youth Leader for Jane Goodall’s youth program, Roots & Shoots, which seeks to encourage young people to make a difference for humans, animals, and the environment by starting in their own local communities. Mariah is the co-founder of Kindling Hope, an organization that establishes educational enrichment summer programs for youth in developing communities to promote sustainable development, access to education, and cultural dialogue. On the OMEGA council, Mariah researches possible locations that would support an OMEGA system. As a former congressional intern, she hopes to one day serve in public office, giving a voice to underrepresented communities. You can find her playing water polo and exploring ice cream flavors.